New Jersey Policy Perspective produces independent research and analysis on policy solutions to advance social, economic, and racial justice. From data-driven reports to policy briefs and explainers, we work to provide lawmakers, legislative staff, advocates, community leaders, and reporters with the facts and figures behind the most pressing policy issues facing the Garden State.
NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Brittany Holom-Trundy, Ph.D. breaks down new health insurance highlights and takeaways from new Census data.
New court challenge to the Affordable Care Act threatens access to preventive care. Uber pays up for misclassifying workers and not paying taxes.
With a new school year underway, New Jersey struggles with a teacher shortage and fewer mental health staff for Black and Hispanic/Latinx students.
Over the past decade, access to mental health staff for Black students decreased, while white students’ access increased.
One year after Hurricane Ida, New Jersey has yet to release new flood zone rules. Superior Court judge strikes down big tax break for casinos.
President Biden announces student loan forgiveness plan. New Jersey's 10-day sales tax holiday starts tomorrow.
President Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act. Murphy administration green lights a highway widening that conflicts with New Jersey's climate goals.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson during The Wealth Disparity Task Force’s Economic Working Group listening session.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst Marleina Ubel during The Wealth Disparity Task Force’s Criminal Justice Working Group listening session.
House Democrats poised to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. Three Amazon workers have died at warehouses in New Jersey over the last month.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy in support of removing administrative barriers from WorkFirst NJ program.
New Jersey's process for spending American Rescue Plan funds lacks transparency. Temp Workers' Bill of Rights gets another final vote.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson, calling on a more transparent American Rescue Plan fund allocation process.
A historic opportunity to provide immediate relief to New Jersey families and communities harmed by the pandemic is quickly slipping away.
New Jersey is adding jobs faster than almost any other state. Only a small fraction of rental assistance applicants receive benefits.
Easy Enrollment program will help uninsured residents enroll in coverage. New Jersey's private sector employment surpasses pre-pandemic levels.
The new program takes tax filing and unemployment claim forms and turns them into opportunities to enroll in health care coverage — all by checking a box.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst Alex Ambrose in support of the Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind project to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Nobody knows what lawmakers requested funding for in the state budget. The states that ban abortion do the least for children and families.
Labor and environmental advocates kill Amazon hub at Newark Airport. Federal health care subsidies are about to expire.
NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen breaks down how the Child Tax Credit became law.
The NJPP team breaks down the new state budget. New Jersey is the latest state to approve a Child Tax Credit.
The new state budget creates a Child Tax Credit, but other programs to support working families didn’t make it in.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson in opposition to the proposed sales tax holiday on school supplies.